Compassionate health care in Black River

Black River, St Elizabeth — Elderly, chronically ill and confined to a wheelchair, Beryl Edwards is a regular visitor to the accident and emergency outpatient department at the Black River Hospital. Read More

Heroes' Day 2018 in Manchester
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Eleven people were honoured here on National Heroes' Day for contributions in different areas of service.Howard Salmon, Sheron Anderson and Knola Lee Oliphant were recogonised for their service to education.... Read More

Easy CC
Clarendon Park, Clarendon — Last season they were beaten finalists in the daCosta Cup and had to be content with the Ben Francis Cup.... Read More

Candle in the Dark
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Though making an impact in the Mandeville community for more than two decades, non-profit Candle in the Dark Care Centre can still be considered as a little-known organisation to many residents.... Read More

Mile Gully turn heads

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer | Monday, October, 22 2018    

Mandeville , Manchester — Seven schools from south-central Jamaica, led by Clarendon College and St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS), qualified for the quarterfinals of the ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup football competition as the second round came to an end on... Read More

For Your Diary

Monday, October, 22 2018    

1) Thursday, October 25Church Teachers' College Alumni AssociationPress Conference/Research Presentation'Prospects of Local Economic Development in the Alligator Pond community'Leo Goodin Students' Lounge and Entertainment Centre Read More

Spalding High welcomes gifts from MP, former principal

Friday, October, 12 2018    

SPALDING, Clarendon – As part of an effort to improve reading capacity, Member of Parliament for Clarendon North Western, Richard Azan recently handed over $500,000 to the Spalding High School from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF). Read More

Fatal, fiery domestic dispute in Manchester

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A family dispute in Manchester on the weekend that left one brother dead and one in police custody has also left their mother and four of their siblings homeless after her house was burnt down. Read More

Rain, Rain at TSO Santa Cruz

Monday, October, 8 2018    

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Rain and a lengthy late-evening power cut combined to cast a damper on Takes Style Out (TSO) activities in Santa Cruz last Thursday. Read More

Hampton marks 160th with trees

Monday, October, 8 2018    

Malvern, St Elizabeth — In recognition of National Tree Planting Week, Hampton School's 160th anniversary celebrations recently incorporated a tree-planting activity. Read More

Manchester merchants get resourceful for TSO

Monday, October, 8 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Cognisant that the annual Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO) would require them to boost their level of competitiveness, some retailers in Manchester who participated in the event last Thursday got creative to stay ahead of the... Read More

Japan training for Clarendon's disaster coordinator

Monday, October, 8 2018    

MAY PEN, Clarendon — Clarendon is set to benefit from a training programme in Japan which is aimed at the creation and implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies in order to build more resilient communities. Read More

Seven from central region reach

Monday, October, 8 2018    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Seven pan chicken men and women representing the parishes of Clarendon, Manchester and St Elizabeth have advanced to the Grand Final of PAN 2018, hosted by CB Foods. The winners (first and second place from each parish) and a wild card pick were revealed... Read More

A big mess!

Monday, October, 8 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Stalled drainage work on Ward Avenue close to the intersection with Perth Road, Caledonia Road and Manchester Road has brought misery to commercial operators as well as their customers, motorists and pedestrians in recent times. Read More

A silver lining

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

HOLLAND, St Elizabeth — There have been significant job losses at Holland Estate as a result of J Wray and Nephew Ltd's decision to cut sugar cane operations there, but according to St Elizabeth North Western Member of Parliament JC Hutchinson, there is a “silver... Read More


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